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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The economics of the Cantor - Brat race

David Brat's upset victory over Eric Cantor for the Republican nomination in their Virginia House race has garnered a lot of publicity in the past 24 hours.

Brat spent $200,000 in his entire campaign, whereas the Cantor campaign spent over a million dollars in just April and May, and $5.5 million overall. In fact, the Cantor campaign spent $179,000 on steakhouse dinners alone.

That's really all you need to know about the race to know that the good guy won.


Anonymous said...

I just hope that our citizens keep on electing the "good guys". You get so sick of the dishonest ones (and all of their shenanigans).


John Craig said...

Birdie --
Amen. And bravo to all the Virginians who came to their senses and voted the right way.

Glen Filthie said...

As a hose head in Canada I hate to be the party pooper...but I think it is too early to cheer, boys.
Any half wit hare lipped retard can get elected but it takes strength and character to do the job well. I hope your man has it because Americans need people like that more than ever right now...

John Craig said...

Glen --
True -- it's harder to do the job well than to get elected. But we know that Cantor was a whore for big business, and would have caved on immigration, whereas Brat seems to be a guy who stands up for the middle class over the elites who want cheap labor, and I like his stance on lobbying (he feels it's an invidious influence).